Minister of Interior, Abdulrahaman Dambazzau and the Comptroller-General of Prisons, Peter Ezenwa Ekpendu, are due to appear before the House Committee on Interior today by 10am at the new wing (Reps) of the National Assembly complex.
Nigerian Pilot recalls that on Wednesday last week, a female lawmaker, Hon. Onyemaechi Mrakpor representing Aniocha North/Aniocha South/Oshimili North/Oshimili South Federal Constituency of Delta state was allegedly slapped by an aide attached to the C-G of Prisons while she overtook their convoy within the National Assembly premises.
The unfortunate incident occurred when the prison boss was leaving the National Assembly premises after his presentation to the Senate Committee on Interior.
The following day, the lawmakers moved a motion summoning him and the Minister of Interior.
In his motion, the minority leader of the House, Hon Leo Ogor had informed his colleagues that one of its own was assaulted by one of the security details attached to the C-G of Prisons.
Ogor expressed dismay that while the assault and battering was going on, the C-G was busy watching.
He asserted that the prison boss should appear before the Committee on Interior, adding that he would not want to give him the honour of appearing before the House.
The minority leader said he would reserve his comments until the committee submits its report.
In her reactions, Hon. Nnenna Elendu-Ukeje said the C-G was a symbol of what goes on in the prison.
Elendu-Ukeje said the prison boss lacked honour and integrity and unfit to wear the prisons uniform.
In his contributions, the House majority leader, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila said it was time they rallied round Hon. Mrakpor not because she was one of them, but because she was a law abiding citizen.
He said the C-G of Prisons was clearly guilty of the assault, stressing that in this case, fair hearing was just to fulfil all righteousness.
Gbajabiamila explained that the slap was from the principal aide of the C-G, saying for him to stay and watch made him liable to the offence.
While wondering what the sergeant-at-arms and police were doing during the time of the assault, he was of the view that they should begin working towards relieving the C-G of his duties.
In its resolution, the House unanimously resolved that the C-G must appear before the Committee on Interior to explain why he should not be committed to prison for assault.

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